/Bob Saget, comedian and beloved TV dad on Full House and Fuller House, dies at age 65

Bob Saget, comedian and beloved TV dad on Full House and Fuller House, dies at age 65


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Bob Saget, the comedian and star of TV’s “Full House,” has died. He was 65.

Saget, who was best known for his role as widowed father Danny Tanner in ABC’s “Full House,” was found unresponsive in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton in Orlando, Florida early Sunday, police said. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office told USA TODAY in a statement that detectives have found “no signs of foul play or drug use in this case.” The Medical Examiner’s Office will ultimately determine cause of death.

USA TODAY has reached out to Saget’s reps for further comment. 

Saget, the host of “America’s Funniest Home Videos” from 1989 to 1997, had been traveling the country with the “I Don’t Do Negative Tour” and performed a two-hour set in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday.

His final Instagram post on Saturday night following the successful set was filled with hope.

“I loved tonight’s show in Jacksonville,” Saget wrote. “Very appreciative and fun audiences. I had no idea I did a two hour set tonight. I’m back in comedy like I was when I was 26. I guess I’m finding my new voice and loving every moment of it. A’ight, see you in two weeks “

“Goin’ everywhere until I get the special shot. And then probably keep going cause I’m addicted to this,” he added, signing off with “Peace out. ✌️”

On TV, Saget played sweetly his neurotic father on ABC’s “Full House” from 1987 to 1995 opposite Jesse (John Stamos), Joey (Dave Coulier), along with his TV daughters D.J. (Candace Cameron), Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin) and Michelle (played by Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen).

Stamos expressed shock and grief on Twitter Sunday. “I am broken. I am gutted.  I am in complete and utter shock. I will never ever have another friend like him,” Stamos wrote.   “I love you so much Bobby.”

Saget reprised his role as Danny Tanner in Netflix’s spin-off “Fuller House” for five seasons, from 2016 to 2020.

As a stand-up comic, Saget told USA TODAY he preferred “immature taboo humor — good immature taboo humor” while promoting his 2014 memoir, “Dirty Daddy: The Chronicles of a Family Man Turned Filthy Comedian.”